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Yankees win 1st AL East title since 2012

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NEW YORK (AP) Aroldis Chapman got Albert Pujols to swing over a slider in the dirt, and the New York Yankees jogged to the infield to exchange handshakes and hugs after clinching their first AL title since 2012.

No wild celebration, not this year.

"We're just trying to avoid injuries," DJ LeMahieu said.

P Germán on leave for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees star pitcher Domingo German was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs.

Manager Aaron Boone was informed of the decision while he was driving to Yankee Stadium for a game against the Los Angeles Angels. New York won 9-1 to clinch its first AL East title since 2012. (MORE)

Miami to start Rosen at QB vs. Cowboys

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Desperate for help, the Miami Dolphins are turning to Josh Rosen.

The second-year pro will replace Ryan Fitzpatrick this week as the starting quarterback and try to jump-start a team that has been outscored 102-10 in the first two games. (MORE)

Acuña third to 40 HRs at 21 or younger

ATLANTA (AP) Ronald Acuna Jr. was pumped to join a very exclusive club.

He's even more thrilled about the chance to properly celebrate a division title. (MORE)

Rivera not yet naming Allen starting QB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kyle Allen doesn't have Cam Newton's flamboyant nature, his adventurous fashion sense or his huge contract.

But teammates say Allen does have the confidence to be a successful NFL quarterback. And the Panthers, mired in an 0-2 hole to the start the season, will need Allen to have some success against the Arizona Cardinals if he is called on to start Sunday. (MORE)

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